One of the goals for this website is to help introduce people to a variety of products and interesting aspects of Japanese culture. Regionally, a popular product for many visitors to Okinawa is habu-shu, which is the Ryukyu’s version of …

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Warning, this post is about to get personal! No, I won’t be sharing any deep secrets about the past. I decided instead to share an introduction to Japan Sake & Shochu Academy (JSS) and my experiences during the training. I …

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I’ll go ahead and call Day 1 of Shimazake Festa 2019 a success. I was able to catch up with friends and meet new ones. A few of which I knew only via social media but hadn’t met in person. …

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The 2nd annual Shimazake Festival is quickly approaching! On April 13th – 14th, enjoy some excellent samples of Awamori, the cherished and unique spirits of Okinawa. Every distillery within the Prefecture will be present to serve you and answer your …

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